Army fears more deadly attacks, 200 terrorists waiting at launch pads to strike

Sources also claimed that after surgical strike by the Indian army in PoK on terrorist launch pads, terror groups backed by ISI and Pakistan Army are desperate to retaliate to keep the pot boiling.

Published: 12th October 2016 08:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th October 2016 09:10 PM   |  A+A-


Army soldiers patrol near the highly militarized Line of Control dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan in Pallanwal sector about 75 kilometers from Jammu on Tuesday. | PTI

Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Nearly 60 hour long fierce gun battle between security forces and two militants holed in a government building in Pampore ended with elimination of both militants. Army sources claimed that terrorist had come with huge ammunition to engage with security forces for long battle. And emerging trend of militants armed with huge arms and ammunition are posing major challenge before the security agencies in the Kashmir Valley, according to a latest security assessment.

According to an intelligence inputs, nearly 200 heavily armed terrorists are desperately waiting to infiltrate from multiple launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

Sources also claimed that after surgical strike by the Indian army in PoK on terrorist launch pads, terror groups backed by ISI and Pakistan Army are desperate to retaliate to keep the pot boiling.

Chatters intercepted from across the border, by the intelligence agencies, clearly suggest desperate measures by the terrorist groups to infiltrate. In fact, it was also observed that some terrorist are hiding in Pak army posts, camouflaged in Pakistani Rangers uniform, probably to avoid detection by  Indian army’s snipers  deployed at the LoC.

“Chatters intercepted by multiple intelligence agencies suggest terrorist across the border are desperate to sneak. Terrorists are receiving instructions from their leaders to carry out strikes in India, especially in Kashmir valley,” said a senior official, posted in the northern command.

Moreover, army also fear increase in infiltration bid due to a month long window remains before the winter season.” Before snow begins by November end, terrorists will make desperate attempt to utilize this period of 40 days,”an officer added.

According to a top official, the infiltration attempts by terrorists have shown a marked increase in comparison to the past 3-4 years. In 2016, there have been nearly two dozen infiltration bids eliminated by the Indian Army along the Line of Control. Of a total of 110 terrorists eliminated in J&K, 31 have been killed while they were attempting to cross the Line of Control.

Sources also maintained that huge recovery of arms ammunition from terrorists indicate their motive. Three days back, from four killed terrorists in Naugam sector, huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered. Similarly, from slain militants of Hundawara, security agencies  found three AK-47 rifles, grenade launchers, a large quantity of ammunition, GPS-enabled radio sets, maps and metric sheets -- provisions indicating that the militants were prepared for another assault.


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